A fallen soldier from Birmingham returns home

The body of Private First Class Julian Colvin arrived in Birmingham this morning.{}

A plane carrying his body touched down at the Birmingham Shuttlesworth International Airport around 10:00am.{} Dozens of people including his family, military members and local veterans lined the tarmac.{} The military members, past and present, saluted as his flag draped coffin was brought off the plane.{}

PFC Colvin's body was taken to Davenport Funeral Home on Montevallo Road in Birmingham.

PFC Colvin's funeral will be held at 6th Avenue Baptist Church on Saturday, August 4th at 10:00am.{} His burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery.

PFC Colvin, who was a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division, was killed serving in Afghanistan last month.